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What does “overwhelming” mean in context of magic items?

There are some artefacts and other magic items which have the attribute "Aura overwhelming" in their description. (e.g. Thorncrown of Blasting) Does this attribute mean anything rules-wise? E.g. if a ...
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What happens when a Paladin falls from grace?

It is stated that when a Paladin falls from grace and does not repent, they must either become an Oathbreaker or choose a new class, but what exactly happens when they fall from grace? Does the ...
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Can an Astropath Trascendent use or burn a Fate Point to save himself from a 100 roll of Perils of the Warp

The worst thing that can happen to a Psyker in Rogue Trader is to roll in the Perils of the Warp table. Among them, the 100 roll states: 100 Destruction: The psyker is immediately and irrevocably ...
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What options does my player have for seeing in the dark?

I am about to begin a campaign with a party of characters who can see in the dark - a half-elf ranger, a half-orc barbarian, and a drow elf warlock. ... and a human monk. Especially considering the ...
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Mechanical side effects of randomised Initiative in 5e

Initiative I am starting a new 5e campaign and I am planning to use randomised initiative. I feel recording initiative take too long, for both my players and me. I tried grouping monsters and ...
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Can you have multiple cohorts?

The Leadership feat grants the character a cohort when they take it. Feats like Imperial / Taldan Knight say "gain a cohort as if you had selected the leadership feat". Do these stack, giving you ...
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Can I use one of my attacks to cast a cantrip?

In the D&D campaign I am currently participating in, I am playing as a level 5 high elf champion (I actually just reached level 5 at the end of the last session) As a High Elf, I got a free ...
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Can Twinned Spell affect Chain Lightning?

The Twinned Spell effect works on spells that target a single person, so would it work with Chain Lightning, which only hits a single target in the start, but slowly spreads?
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Darkness vs Daylight Interactions

If I cast Darkness at 4th level and someone else cast Daylight at 4th level how do the 2 spells interact? I found this twitter post by Jeremy Crawford back in October where the spell does not get ...
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What tools can I use to keep track of dice in Dogs in the Vineyard played over Skype?

My group is distributed across the globe, so we have to do all of our roleplaying online. We have a few different die-roller options that we use. However, none of them seem very well-suited to Dogs in ...
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I'm Trying to Find the Race that's basically a Lizardfolk-Centaur?

I swear I've seen a drawing of what I can only describe as a Lizardfolk-Centaur. Where it's a Lizardfolk's near-term w/ 2 arms on top and what looks like a large monitor lizard's body w/ 4 clawed, ...
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Can I use my familiar as a safety deposit box?

The Find Familiar spell states, in part: As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your familiar. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your summons. The question arising from ...
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Is there a feat for acquiring class features?

I was curious as to whether there was a feat or trait for gaining a class feature for a class without having that class. Like a feat giving you bloodrage at some level-4
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How can I check to make sure my homebrew class is balanced compared to pre-existing classes?

A friend and I are embarking on a little project for fun: creating a new class for 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. We have already referred to the DMG section about modifying classes and races etc. ...
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Looking for rpg rules system suggestions [closed]

I'm looking for an RPG rule system that has the following elements, or at least the majority of them. Not too crunchy. New World of Darkness is the limit for me. Plenty of material published or PDF ...
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What are the limitations on the “Dueling” fighting style for Fighters? [duplicate]

So I was looking over the wording for the fighting styles for Fighters, and I notices the wording for the Dueling Fighting Style (p. 72 PHB) seemed to allow for more options than you would ...
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How are a simulacrum's feats, skills, and classes allocated?

When you create a simulacrum, it gets "half of the real creature's levels or HD (and the appropriate hit points, feats, skill ranks, and special abilities for a creature of that level or HD)". This is ...
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Can you use metamagic feat on a spell where it will have no effect? [closed]

If you have the "extend spell" metamagic feat, can you use it on the level 1 "Burning hands", just to cast it as a level 2 spell?
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How many dice does the GM roll?

I'd like to run a game of Roll for Shoes, but I'm not sure how many dice I roll when the characters face various challenges. I'm under the impression that it's supposed to be the same number of dice ...
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Are Weretigers Large when in Hybrid or animal form in 5E?

A person from my group found out an inconsistency regarding the Weretiger template in the 5E Monster Manual page 207. It describes the animal and the hybrid form to grow to enormous size (the same is ...
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Can I use non-aspects as narrative permissions?

I'm finishing up my Legend of Zelda Fate Core campaign, and I'm still trying to get a feel for how items should be represented. I know that Fate isn't a game where inventory and money are ...
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Can you use feats in the warblade maneuver emerald razor?

The diamond mind path maneuver EMERALD RAZOR states: As part of this maneuver, make a single melee attack against an opponent. This is a touch attack rather than a standard melee attack. If ...
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In Roll For Shoes, can XP be used immediately after receiving it?

I recently found the game Roll to See if I Have Shoes On and decided to give it a try. There is something I was wondering though, can XP be used immediately after receiving it? Consider the ...
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What does “… when it enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there” mean

From When do you roll the damage for Cloud of Daggers?, it was suggested that some comments be made into a Q&A. So: From the Cloud of Daggers spell (others have similar wording) You fill the ...
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What do we know about the Alagondar dynasty up until the cataclysm?

In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, the city of Neverwinter was ruled by members of the Alagondar line starting with Nasher Alagondar up until the cataclysm. I'm running a 4E campaign in ...
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What is the range for mental disruption?

Mental Disruption has conflicting info. It says Range: 10 ft. Area: 10-ft.-radius spread centered on you If the range of the spell is 10 ft, how can it be centered on you? Was this ever ...
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How do I teach players to engage with a game in a rules-first way?

Among other ways, I often like to play in a rules-centric way1, where the rules are the "physics" of reality and dictate what can and cannot be true within the fiction. I especially like this for PvP ...
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How does the aftereffect work for the Spectral Tendrils trap?

There's a trap defined in the Dungeon Master Guide on page 91 called Spectral Tendrils. The Hit line of the trap's attack says: Hit: 2d10 + 6 necrotic damage and dazed until the end of the ...
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Is there a system that supports playing really high-powered characters for a Dragon Ball Z scenario?

What's the best game system for role-playing characters that are incredibly powerful? For example, a low-powered character in such a system should be able to take a few seconds and destroy Earth's ...
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What would be the metamagic level of “double quickening”?

A GM I played with used to rule that a quickened spell always reduced the casting time of a spell by 1 round, and reduced a 1 round casting time or a standard action casting time to a swift action, ...
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Are thought bottles reusable?

I was reading this item on page 150 of Complete Arcane and it does not specify either way. Are these a one time use or a reusable item?
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How does Disguise Self manifest for creatures of very large, very small, or unusually-shaped bodies?

Some magic items, like False Face allow you to change form into a humanoid creature with a specific size, but the only requirement is that the creature has an appropriate slot for the magic item. The ...
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How to deal with a disruptive player?

I DM for a group of a group of rather intellectual players. They like to discuss the situations at hand and really try to do the right things. I use that a lot by posing them with moral questions and ...
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How can I use roll for shoes to introduce someone to roleplaying?

A friend of mine is interested in exploring this whole "role-playing thing." Contrary to my usual approach, I've decided that the kinda-system roll-for-shoes is the most appropriate introduction, due ...
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Can spells be supercharged for free with Soulfire's new mechanics?

Since the release of the Paranet Papers and the changes to Soulfire, I have a question. According to YS288 it says In addition, if you already practice evocation, you may use a sponsored power ...
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When do you roll the damage for Cloud of Daggers?

The cloud lasts up to 1 minute, and specifies 4d4 damage. Is the damage rolled when you cast it, or is it rolled each time an enemy is afflicted by the cloud?
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How much does a potion weigh?

I'm considering having my players find a big cache of alchemical items as part of an upcoming adventure. I feel like dozens of bottles of liquid should weigh something, but I don't see a weight listed ...
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Is it possible to take a prestige class level 1?

I would like to take levels in Forsaker (we're importing it from 3.0) and the only requirements are Feats: Great Fortitude , Iron Will , Lightning Reflexes If I take those feats at level 1, can ...
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How can I run a game with some players online and others at the table [duplicate]

A member of our group moved cross-country, and we'd like to include him in some of our games. Is it feasible to play a game with some players at the table and another online? If so, how do I, as the ...
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What can I do with an existing feat that I later get free as a class feature?

I took the feat Weapon Finesse with a rogue. I later on multiclassed into Swashbuckler which gives me Weapon Finesse for free at 1st level. What happens with the feat I already have? Is there a way ...
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Does Telepathy allow Emotional Urging?

Telepathy (mind 3) allows to (core book p.212) share thoughts, images and emotions Does it mean it can have the same effects as Emotional Urging (Mind 2) which (core book p.207): project ...
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How many attacks does a bare-fisted level 1 monk make? [duplicate]

If a monk chooses at level 1 to use his fists does he get to make 3 attacks, assuming he uses his bonus action? Right Fist: 1d4 (unarmed strike) + dex Left Fist: 1d4 + no mod for second weapon Bonus ...
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How do I handle a PC to NPC romance?

Our group consists of two couples. One player seems to like romance (which is just fine). This player's character flirted with her husband's character; he played up the fact that his character was not ...
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How much is a Gold Piece really worth?

I have been wondering what a gold is worth, due to the fact there are many things that cost the same, but are probably worth radically different prices, such as a Goat and a Whip, which both cost 1 ...
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Does Cutting Words work on things with very low (animal) intelligence?

Is it possible for a Lore Bard to use Cutting Words on an animal? In the session the group was dealing with a pack of stirges. The Bard stated he was using his Cutting Words to reduce a stirge's ...
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What are the legal/ethical considerations of republishing old adventures for new editions?

I am a lazy GM and I rely a lot on published adventures. Particularly shorter ones: I get a lot of pleasure from tweaking and arranging them into a coherent narrative frame for a campaign. I've been ...
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How to prevent conflict between characters from becoming conflict between players?

I recently ran a game with several players that I knew didn't get on particularly well beforehand. I was hoping this wouldn't affect the game, but the end result was terrible. There were 5 players. ...
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How to handle potentially debiliating Aspects?

Specifically, one of my players was a Monk who focussed on pressure points to disable limbs or even entire bodies. I handled these through adding a "paralysed" aspect to the target, but this did turn ...
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Can a scene pass without any dice rolls?

I noticed that a number of scenes we played during the game seemed to pass without any dice rolls. Mostly because after touching on a few point of character-based scene-setting, the players would ...
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As a GM, should I use Fate points in a scene with no other characters?

In my first game, I noticed that a large number of scenes featured only the player-characters taking on various terrain or knowledge-based challenges (such as "break into this building" and ...

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